hen I first began looking into using essential oils one of the main reasons was to help me sleep. I loved the idea that using something totally natural could help me and my family get the rest our bodies need in order to be healthy. As mentioned before, Lavender essential oil has many benefits, and I love using it because it’s very calming and I find it settles my nerves and allows me to drift off peacefully (in less time, too!).
One of the easiest ways to use lavender essential oil for sleep is by making this simple pillow spray. It’s quick and easy to make and have on hand right on your nightstand! Just a couple sprays on your pillows or linens is all it takes for sweet dreams.
This pillow spray made with lavender essential oil is also one of the best ways we moms can help our girls and boys get amazing sleep. Their growing bodies need lots of sleep and it’s even gentle enough for newborns! Try using it while holding your baby by first spraying on a pillow close by. Then, when transitioning to sleeping on their own, this can be sprayed in their bed at nap-time and nighttime for a soothing and calming aroma that comforts even more because of the powerful scent associated with being snuggled safely in your arms!
First things first…gather your supplies:
- 4 oz. glass spray bottle
- 20 drops Lavender Essential Oil
- 1 oz. Vodka (optional but helps the scent linger)
To Make: Add essential oil and vodka to bottle, swirl to combine. Top with water, leaving a half inch at the top of bottle to shake and combine.
To Use: Shake bottle well then spray onto pillows (or other linens) for a fresh and calming aroma.
Easy, right? You’ve got this!
I’m looking forward to diving into Frankincense in my next “Essential Oil Basics” post. You’re not going to want to miss it! I’ll be sharing how this one essential oil took me from nervous and scattered, to calm and focused. Which is something we can all use more of in our lives.
Get excited about learning and feeling confident using essential oils. Now head on out and buy some lavender essential oil (there’s a link to Plant Therapy in the side bar)!
- This article is my experience and opinion only (I am not a medical professional) and has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. The product(s) (and opinions) mentioned are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.